Rand Paul- your thoughts?

Do you remember the libertarian candidate for president, Ron Paul? His son, Rand, decided that the party for him was the GOP. Often for isolationism, Rand, feels that not all problems ‘go away’ with isolationism and that sometimes intervention is called for.

” Rand Paul tries to reach Republicans where they are and gently nudge them in a less interventionist direction by emphasizing areas of possible agreement between the GOP mainstream and libertarianism.”¹

Rand Paul, runs on the Republican ticket and is often favored by the Tea Party.

¹ retrieved from the web 10/31/2015 http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/why-rand-paul-is-different/  “Why Rand Paul is Different”

Social media’s place in campaigning

Another year of campaigning often means that we turn off the television and unplug the phone. In 2008 and 2012, with voter apathy reaching new highs; Barack Obama was able to make brilliant use of social media, come from nowhere to become the first black President of the United States. His successful candidacy dared other tech and media-savvy candidates to follow in his footsteps as they saw the boost that social media and television gave his campaign.

Never tiring of things political and of current events, I do tire of people butting heads, defending positions, going on offense whenever a position is disturbed and seeing those negative campaign ads. The old, ‘my-belief-is-better-than-yours-‘buzz-feeds. Isn’t it about time that we toss aside the boxing gloves and concentrate on solutions to our nations’ problems?

We can still be serious about problem-solving without taking ourselves too seriously. I’ve sparred before, but I announce now that commentary will be my schtick; I’ll leave the sparring to the media and candidates who have a ‘dog in this fight.’ Personal attacks aren’t necessary to prove a point.

Still having fun without being mean-spirited, Jimmy Fallon can still be funny and his guests can still air a lighter side, while still enjoying (?) a different style of campaigning; all the while indulging in a well-earned bit of levity in what has got to be an otherwise gruelling schedule.

Fiorina ‘Prepared to Lead America’s Resurgence;’ ‘I can Win this job and I can do this job.’

Women’s issues? What is a woman’s issue? Aha! It is an issue specific to women because they have ovaries? That must be it! Truth be told, women make up more than 50 % of the vote and every issue is a women’s issue.

Jobs, economy, woman’s health and reproductive choices. foreign affairs, and national security; all are issues which affect women and about which they care. But, shouldn’t women have the final say-so about their reproductive choices? No one is attempting to take that right (to choose abortion or to choose life for their child) away from them.

But, a majority of Americans feel that abortion after 5 months is wrong. Fiorina would take that decision one step further and prohibit taxpayer dollars from funding Planned Parenthood. After all, adolescents need their parent’s permission to get a tattoo or go to a tanning salon; but following that same logic, shouldn’t they need permission to get an abortion? Planned Parenthood doesn’t always require it.

Also see, in the Washington Post, “For Planned Parenthood abortion stats, ‘3 percent’ and ’94 percent’ are both misleading”

Marco Rubio: “the Iran deal is a bad deal”

Prior to a vote by Senate Democrats on the Obama Administration’s nuclear deal with Iran,  Republican U.S. Senator, Marco Rubio spoke on the Senate floor about why it letting the deal go through wouldn’t be in our best interests or of the threat it poses to American’s now and its future generations.

“I’M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN”

Yesterday was the 14th ‘anniversary’ of 9/11 when the mainland of the United States  was attacked at the World Trade Center by terrorists. What a more fitting tribute to the first responders of 9/11 and the servicemen and women  who protect us from enemies, foreign and domestic, than the song that made Lee Greenwood famous. After years, the 2 main masterminds behind the attack are no longer a threat, but the United States will never be the same!

Some 2996 people were killed, including the 19 attack perpetrators, in what changed the security and the innocence of the United States forever. But for a time shortly following the attacks, most Americans were brothers and sisters who walked hand in hand. What happened?

The American People Know This Is a Rotten Deal

Paul Ryan spoke this morning on C-span as the house debated the Iranian deal. Actually, there was not enough support in the senate so that this is likely an unnecessary vote, but it gives one an idea that the President of the United States is doing, NOT what the people want, but rather, what HE wants or what the SENATE  wants.

The House of Representatives showed that they are powerless to promote THIS legislation. Quite frankly, I’m quite disappointed that the people I elect as Senators, are too busy playing partisan politics than they are representing me.

 

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Addendum; this post actually got ‘published’ before I’d written any commentary. Because the topic is near and dear to my heart, Donald Trumps plan for what to do with healthcare was to be my way of introducing him. But, I’ll have to think of a different way. Some way, like WHO’D HAVE THUNK? ‘THE DONALD’ IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT!